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The Development of Intelligent Minds

Description

This research mission broadly aims to understand how children grasp new concepts from few examples, how children build upon layers of concepts to reach an understanding of the world and have the flexibility to solve an unbounded range of problems. Can we build AI that starts like a baby and learns like a child?

Goals include defining common-sense “core knowledge” and replicating learning algorithms used by babies up to 18 months to eventually build robots that can flexibility to adapt to new situations.

Joshua Tenenbaum portrait

Joshua Tenenbaum

Co-Scientific Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence
Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Leslie Kaelbling

Leslie Kaelbling

Co-Scientific Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence
Panasonic Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
photo of Rebecca Saxe

Rebecca Saxe

John W. Jarve (1978) Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Associate Dean, School of Science
photo of Laura Schulz

Laura E. Schulz

MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Associate Department Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Investigator, Center for Brains, Minds and Machines
Vikash Mansinghka

Vikash Mansinghka

Principal Research Scientist, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Russ Tedrake

Russ Tedrake

Toyota Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
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